Part 3: Modern philosophy: The project to makes human beings the masters and owners of nature. Descartes, Discourse on Method
Part 4: Modern Idealism: The attempt to re-establish morality on modern foundations.
Kant, “On the Common Saying: ‘That May be Correct in Theory, but It is of No Use in Practice.’”
PART 5: Contemporary philosophy: The rejection of philosophical foundations.
Heidegger, “What is Metaphysics”
Carnap “The Elimination of Metaphysics Through Logical Analysis of Language”
Part 2: Aristotle and classical philosophy: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics I.1-7 and Metaphysics I.1-3
Part 1: The discovery of philosophy in Ancient Greece: The tension between the best human life and the tradition. Excerpts from the Greek poets and early philosophers.
Plato’s Apology of Socrates